Outreach Update for 2012
Published: December 1, 2011
Two different workshops are being offered with financial support from the EPA Region 7. However, the project is winding down and activities held the past couple of years during the growing season at the produce auctions will be up to the local specialist to conduct 'on their own'. The project will not be able to pay for submission of plant samples to a diagnostic clinic. Your local specialist is, as always, available to assist you with problems. One additional challenge this year is that the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic has closed for the foreseeable future.
Jim and Valerie Duever are the main presenters for the beekeeping workshops. He is the President of the Boone Regional Beekeepers Assn, and Valerie is the Secretary.
- There are 3 workshops titled 'Growers Workshop on Vegetable Production and Safe Handling of Fresh Produce' being held around the state. The first was held in Jamesport on Dec. 5th. For the Southwest part of the state, one will be held in Lamar on Jan. 11th. One is anticipated for the Central Region at the end of Jan. or early Feb.
- Four full day honeybee workshops are also occurring. The first was held in Kirksville on Dec. 2nd. The 2nd will be held in Lamar on Jan. 14th. Southwest Missouri will hold another on Jan. 28th. Morgan County Seeds will be the location for the central region on Feb. 18th.
- We'll continue to direct mail 4 newsletters in 2012.